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Issue #154 - October 2020
We recently released a joint statement with a broad coalition to push back on MBTA service cuts, and advocate for the state legislature to take action on transportation funding. Our key asks include:
Read the statement and be ready to take action in the upcoming weeks/months.
Comments for Allston I-90 Project Due Today
Image: Project Area via MassDOT
Today is the final day to submit comments on the potential design for the Allston Multimodal Improvement Project. Before the end of the year, MassDOT will select a "preferred alternative" design for the narrow "throat" section of the project before continuing the state and federal permitting process.
A large and growing coalition of community, environmental, transportation, and business groups SUPPORT the selection of the modified at-grade plan as the best choice for the project, and OPPOSE the highway viaduct, modified hybrid, and no build alternatives. We need your help to submit comments in support of the "Modified All-At-Grade" design before the end of the day.
Better Buses Update: LivableStreets Launched Shared Bus-Bike Lane Report + Hosted Safety Webinar with Partners!
Our new report, Tight Spot, shares our thinking about where and how shared bus-bike lanes work best to keep people riding their bikes safe and help buses move efficiently. Key takeaways from this report include:
We also hosted a webinar about bus and bike safety and how to safely share the road. We were joined by our partners at MassBike, the MBTA, and Allston Brighton Health Collaborative. Watch the recording here!
Mobility Improvements in Somerville + Street Ambassador Opportunity
The City of Somerville has been hard at work on multi-modal projects this fall. These projects include implementing sections of shared bus-bike lanes, and safer bike and pedestrian infrastructure. Learn more about these projects:
Do you want to take part in the outreach to support these efforts? Volunteer as a Street Ambassador! This fall, Street Ambassadors will be sharing info and collecting feedback about a couple of key projects in Somerville. Safety is a top priority and all outreach will be physically distant. To join in please email Kristiana, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for celebrating Tour de Streets with us!
We are overwhelmed by the support we received in September for Tour de Streets. Thanks to you we surpassed our fundraising goal, raising $53,218 to help support us kickstart another 15 years of advocacy!
We can't wait to see what the next 15 years brings us!
Save the Date for our Annual December StreetTalk!
Our annual December StreetTalk is still on this year! Save the date for the evening of Tuesday, December 8th for a night of transportation talk. We’re hard at work coming up with the best virtual format for this signature event. We will be partnering with GBH Forum Network to make the magic happen. Stay tuned for more details!
Check out the following resources to learn more about what we've been up to lately!
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